Many Voices, One Hamilton

Writing, Speaking & Research

Find Your Voice and Make it Heard

Hamilton students and professors take pride in continuing the legacy of one of the nation's exemplary programs for oral and written communication. Students are challenged to present themselves and their ideas clearly and persuasively. After all what good is developing a great idea if you can't communicate it effectively?

In fact, we think communication is so important that students at Hamilton must complete three writing-intensive courses — one of our few curricular requirements. Writing and presentation skills are practiced and honed throughout the curriculum. Students are as likely to have a paper assigned in Linear Algebra as they are in Literary Theory.

Classes are small, and students are expected to participate. In other words, learning at Hamilton is not a spectator sport! Students have opportunities to explore new ideas, challenge assumptions, pursue research — both independently and alongside faculty mentors — and demonstrate what they learn.